How Twitter is handling the 2021 US presidential transition – TechCrunch

by Jeremy

Twitter has set out its plans for US Inauguration Day 2021, next Wednesday, January 20, when president-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th US president and vice president-elect Kamala Harris will become VP. This year, multiple challenging circumstances will require that most people experience this historic ceremony virtually,” the social media firm writes in a blog post detailing how it will handle the transition of power on its platform as the Trump administration.

How Twitter is handling the 2021 US presidential transition – TechCrunch

Departs office. As Twitter will serve as a venue for people to watch and talk about this political event and play a key role in facilitating the transfer of official government communication channels, we want to be transparent and clear about what people should expect to see on the platform. Of course, the inauguration will be live-streamed via Twitter by multiple accounts (such as news outlets) and the official inauguration accounts, @JCCIC, and @BidenInaugural. Twitter will

also be streaming the ceremony via its US Elections Hub, where it says it will share curated Moments, Lists, and accounts to follow as well. Once sworn into office, Biden and Harris will gain control of the @POTUS and @VP Twitter accounts. Other accounts that will transition to the new administration on the day include @WhiteHouse, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec.

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